Monthly Archives: April 2013

Currently reading: “Sharp Objects” by Gillian Flynn

Howdy, friends. This is what I’m reading now: Here is a review from USA Today. I love to read an author’s first novel, and this is Flynn’s. I read “Gone Girl” earlier this year and loved it … right up … Continue reading

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On keeping kids innocent

Howdy friends. This is my column from the Sunday paper: Every weekend, when my daughter takes her nap, my son and I enjoy a little time together. Sometimes I read a book to him. Sometimes Jack, 4, reads one to … Continue reading

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And one more time, just because

Friends, Here is the final column I did for It’s not as in-depth as the one I did for the paper but I’m posting it in case you want to read it. Today I got up and ran just … Continue reading

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On dedication and timing

Howdy, friends. I saw a friend today who commented on the column I wrote about turning into a reporter after crossing the finish line of the Boston Marathon recently. She said her daughter read the part about my boss gently … Continue reading

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Currently reading: “In the Kingdom of Men”

Howdy, friends. I thought I’d take a break from Boston-related stuff to return to my other love, reading. Is this where I confess that I had my library book in my drop bag for the marathon? I had a friend … Continue reading

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Boston Marathon: And the photos to prove it

Howdy, friends. My best friend Laurie surprised me today by buying two of my photos from the race. Until they arrive, here is a peek from Marathon Foto:   These are the best race photos I’ve ever had taken. I … Continue reading

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Boston Marathon discussion today

Friends, We’ll talk about the Boston Marathon today on “100 Eyes,” which you can watch here at 3 p.m. You also can ask questions during the discussion and share your own story. We’ll talk about the news of the day, … Continue reading

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In other news: A layover in Philly

Howdy, friends. As part of our insane cross-country trip the past two weeks, I paid an extra $400 for a 3-hour layover in Philadelphia so I could see my best friend of 33 years. Laurie and I met when we … Continue reading

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Race Report: Boston Marathon 2013

Howdy, friends. This is my column/race report from today’s paper. I added my splits at the end. The Boston Marathon is one thing. The Boston Marathon 2013 is another. One is a historic, prestigious, invite-only event that attracts the world’s best … Continue reading

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We are OK

Friends: we are fine. Trying to get on the Mass. Turnpike right now. Finished a bit before the explosions. My family is safe.

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